His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Al-Khatib
Indirect economic impacts
Determining economic impacts of business tourism
Many countries survey economic impact of business tourism using a number of accounting tools such as:
Reports of the International Economic Forum, and the statistics of the World Tourism Organization, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) put business tourism in the ranks of competitiveness among countries.
Secondly Tourism impact of business tourism
There is a great correlation between business tourism and tourism industry, especially the hotels, tour operators, travel agencies and the like activities and their mutual influence.
Meeting halls in Hotels represent key facilities for conference and exhibition, besides participants of the conference and exhibition reside in hotels too. Many countries associate their tourism strategies with the strategies of development of business tourism.
Tourism trip for the purposes of attending conferences and exhibitions represents over 15% of total of tourism in the world. Tourism benefits from business tourism as follows:
Thirdly Social impacts of business tourism
Business tourism is a fertile environment to make use of people’s leisure time. Besides voluntary work in business tourism is considered an important factor for young people to manage their time gainfully and for the acquisition experience.
Fourthly Cultural impact of business tourismBusiness tourism sector, through inviting international experts to participate in conferences and exhibitions, is largely contributing to drawing international latest experiments, knowledge and science. Business tourism activities, i.e. "conferences, seminars, forums" are considered distinctive means to develop competence of manpower in different public and private sectors, as well as it is an effective means for experience exchange, highlighting cultures and reviving traditions and heritage.
Fifthly Political impacts of business tourism There are many political positives of business tourism which could be listed as follows: